Once zopiclone is absorbed into the bloodstream, it increases the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA, which is found in the brain. Neurotransmitters are natural body chemicals, which are responsible for messages that are sent between nerve cells. GABA is a neurotransmitter and is a natural 'nerve-calming' agent. It induces sleepiness, reduces anxiety and relaxes muscles. The increased activity of GABA combats insomnia by decreasing the time a patient takes to fall asleep and reducing the number of times a patient wakes up at night. It also increases the total amount of time spent sleeping.
Zopiclone pills are used to treat insomnia. This medication can be used to treat sleep onset insomnia, which happens when a patient has difficulty sleeping at the beginning of the night. In addition, it is effective at preventing frequent awakenings during the night so a patient can benefit from restorative sleep. Additionally, it can treat anxiety due to the sedative and calming effects it possesses.
Studies have shown that zopiclone does not affect fertility so this need not be a concern for users.
Zopiclone should not be taken continuously for longer than four weeks. It can also be used on an as-needed basis.
When it comes to alcohol and sleeping tablets zopiclone is not recommended when drinking, as this combination can increase the chance of side effects.